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CJ Stander Signs New Two Year Contract With Munster

Munster have confirmed that CJ Stander has signed a new two year deal with the southern province. The South African born number 8, who qualifies to play internationally with Ireland, has undoubtedly been Munster’s standout performer this season. This comes as a huge boost to both Munster and Ireland, and many are hopeful that Joe Schmidt will start Stander in …

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Five Talking Points From Munster Vs Connacht

After a poor showing by Munster on Saturday night where Connacht outclassed them in Thomond Park, Diarmuid Ryan reviews the five main talking points. _____ Dear Munster, welcome to the second tier in Irish Rugby, population you. It was a dour, sterile performance at home, riddled with poor game management and lackluster execution. If they keep playing like that, they’ll …

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Video: Referee Ben Whitehouse Berates John Muldoon

Nigel Owens, eat your heart out. Ben Whitehouse may have awarded an extremely controversial penalty try to Munster last night in their home loss to Connacht, but the referee was certainly in no mood for any back-chat as he scolded the western province’s captain John Muldoon. A constantly lauded feature of rugby is the respect given to referees, and Whitehouse …

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Munster Fans Are Not Happy With Their Team Or Coach

Munster fans were furious at their sides performance. Tonight Connacht won their first game in Thomond Park since 1986, beating Munster 18-12. While the scoreline suggests a close game, in reality Anthony Foley’s side were well beaten. Munster were outfought at the breakdown and outclassed by Connacht’s skill and pace out wide. Fans of the southern province were therefore not …

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This Clip Of CJ Stander’s last Minute Charge Down Against Edinburgh Will Get Munster Fans Excited

CJ Stander’s charge down denied Edinburgh victory in Murrayfield. Munster return to Pro 12 action tomorrow against Connacht knowing that CJ Stander’s last minute block down won them their previous league game in Edinburgh. Although the game in Murrayfield was at times lacking excitement, Munster found themselves up by two points and attacking the Edinburgh line as the clock ticked toward …

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A List Of Irish Players Who Are Out Of Contract Next Summer

Ireland risk losing some of their biggest stars next summer. With the World Cup having come to a conclusion, another four year tournament cycle has begun for Ireland. As a result, the contracts for many of their star players have come up for renewal. The IRFU will have to ask whether or not it is worthwhile to hand contracts to some …

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New Twist In Robbie Henshaw Saga

It was thought that Robbie Henshaw would sign for Leinster. Although it had been reported that Leinster were favourites to sign Robbie Henshaw, this morning Anthony Foley has revealed that Munster are also interested in the Connacht centre. Writing in the Irish Independent, David Kelly has reported that Munster are privately annoyed at being seemingly overlooked as an alternative destination for the 22 …

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Ireland’s Next Captain – Assessing The Options

The international retirement of Paul O’Connell has left a glaring hole in Joe Schmidt’s Irish side, and it’s not in the second row. O’Connell, along with Brian O’Driscoll, were pillars of Irish rugby for a very long time and the natural leaders of what has been a very successful Irish side. Their departures from international rugby has created a vacuum of …

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Can Jamie Heaslip React To The Challenge Thrown Down By CJ Stander

CJ Stander’s form has put Jamie Heaslip under pressure. Last weekend saw contrasting performances from the players competing for Ireland’s number eight jersey. While Munster’s newly Irish qualified number eight, CJ Stander, almost single handedly secured a bonus point win for the reds, Jamie Healsip was caught up in the mire at the RDS. After injuries to Isa Nacewa and Peter O’Mahony, …

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5 Key Munster Players Yet To Sign New Contracts

Munster risk losing some of their best players this summer. Writing in the Irish Independent today, Ruaidhri O’Connor, has reported that some of Munster’s key players have yet to sign new contracts with either the province or the IRFU. While IRFU contract negotiations can often be drawn out affairs, given that French and English clubs are flush with cash from newly …

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CJ Stander Nearly Broke Twitter Again Tonight.

CJ Stander won another man of the match award tonight. Although the margin of Munster’s victory over Treviso suggests that the reds dominated the game, in reality they struggled for long periods and were generally unimpressive. However once more CJ Stander was superb for Munster, leading his team from the front. Not only did Stander score a key try that …

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Munster Name Team For First Champions Cup Game

Anthony Foley has unveiled the Munster team to play Treviso tomorrow. Munster have announced their team to take on Italian side, Treviso, in the European Rugby Champions Cup tomorrow evening. With the enforced retirement of Felix Jones and the departure of Paul O’Connell, there was much speculation as to how the province would line up this season. However after a …

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CJ Stander Nearly Broke Twitter Tonight

CJ Stander was sensational for Munster tonight. Munster number eight, CJ Stander, was sensational as Munster beat Edinburgh in Murrayfield. Stander, who recently qualified to play for Ireland, led by example as he blocked down an Sam Hidalgo-Clyne’s attempted drop goal. Munster were two points clear and attacking the Edinburgh line as the clock ticked toward the 80th minute. However …

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Munster Make Eight Changes For Trip To Edinburgh

Munster welcome back Conor Murray and Keith Earls to the starting team after the pair have returned from the Rugby World Cup. The duo make their first start of the season for the province, as head coach Anthony Foley rings the changes. It is all change in the front row, as Dave Kilcoyne, Duncan Casey, and John Ryan start. Donncha …

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Bad News For Peter O’Mahony, Munster and Ireland

Peter O’Mahony’s knee injury worse than expected. Peter O’Mahony could miss much of this season, after the injury he suffered during Ireland’s World Cup victory over France has turned out to be worse than previously thought. Although the knee ligament injury was expected to keep the Munster Captain out until the New Year, it has been reported that O’Mahony may only feature …

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